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Poster: cosmic chuck Date: Aug 11, 2009 11:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: looking for a date

I attended a show at Merriweather post sometime in what I think was the late 70's or early 80's but I can't remember the date. I remember 25 years posters behind the band and a driving rain storm for most of the show. This was one of my favorite attended shows because the atmosphere was so cool. Mud dancing, slip n' slide on the hill, everyone wet and no one cared! Anyone remember the date?

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Aug 11, 2009 11:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: looking for a date

Only six shows listed for Merri Post according to www.setlists.net

06/20/83- Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD
06/21/83- Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD
06/26/84- Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD
06/27/84- Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD
06/30/85- Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD
07/01/85- Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD

Looking at the comments I'll put money on you being at 6/20/83

Comments:

This may be the most AWESOME show I got to be at, out of about 60 Dead concerts. Minglewood,LR Rooster, They Love Each Other(it rocked!), Bother Esau ...The WHOLE SHOW ROCKED! It was Rainy and muddy as hell...The place was flooded and there was water over the footbridge to parking. Lightning struck near the stage during Wharf Rat and there was a momentary power failure, but the Boys kept on playing.A wonderful show.
-Randy Woodall, GreyPhenix@aol.com

The rains came and did not let up. This show was visited by a monsoon of Biblical saturation. Almost everyone in the entire lawn section stormed the covered seats just for a reprieve from the deluge. It was packed. Lightning strikes briefly knocked the power out of the PA several times. But the highlight of this show was Bob Weir, taking off his guitar and singing Sugar Magnolia stalking the stage with just a microphone. I think he was scared getting shocked, so he discarded his guitar. I remember he tried to climb the scaffolding. He was ranting about "aborigines" I'm not joking. Listen to the show for proof. The bridge to the parking lot was washed away and the whole audience had to wade through three feet of water to cross a gulley back to their cars. So much fun.
-Steve Everett, stevedenise50@msn.com

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Poster: billydlions Date: Aug 11, 2009 2:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: looking for a date

I saw the JGB at Merriweather, well sort of anyway. I left NJ that afternoon and got stuck on I-95 for eternity. I missed all of Bob Weir (no one really cared) and missed the first set of Jerry. I believe the show was released as part of the Pure Jerry series.

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Poster: pigpen_81 Date: Aug 12, 2009 12:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: looking for a date

I agree it's most likely 83. I was there in 83 and it was rainy and muddy. I also was there in 84 and it was sunny. However, I was not there in 85 so I can't speak as to the weather conditions for those shows.

HTH
pigpen81

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Aug 11, 2009 7:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: looking for a date

Only 6 shows, because they were banned for life after that last show. Oddly enough, "The Dead" can play there.

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Poster: clashcity Date: Aug 11, 2009 7:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: looking for a date

One of my favorites of the 80's

Super high energy show with plenty of Phil going toe-to-toe with the lightning strikes.

The source linked above it the best as it was outside the pavilion and mics were right up on the delay tower.

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Poster: clashcity Date: Aug 11, 2009 11:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: looking for a date

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1983-06-20.nak300.grabski.32795.sbefail.flac16

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Poster: cosmic chuck Date: Aug 12, 2009 7:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: looking for a date

6/20/83 is the one. That was a fun night! Thanks to all who answered, I really appreciate the help.